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Transient visual feedback on pitch variation for Chinese speakers of English
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Language and Communication (closed 2011-01-01).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1351-636X
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9327-9482
2009 (English)In: Proc. of Fonetik 2009, Stockholm, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on an experimental study comparing two groups of seven Chinese students of English who practiced oral presentations with computer feedback. Both groups imitated teacher models and could listen to recordings of their own production. The test group was also shown flashing lights that responded to the standard deviation of the fundamental frequency over the previous two seconds. The speech of the test group increased significantly more in pitch variation than the control group. These positive results suggest that this novel type of feedback could be used in training systems for speakers who have a tendency to speak in a monotone when making oral presentations.

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Stockholm, 2009.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52096DiVA: diva2:465390
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Fonetik 2009
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tmh_import_11_12_14. QC 20120119Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved

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